To the editor: “Horrified” is the only word to describe my reaction to the Chronicle headline “TD finds BB gun ‘no threat.’” Reading the text only worsened my horror. As the victim of a BB shot that nearly destroyed my eye when I was 9 or 10 years old, I think my reaction is understandable.February 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Moments after the final buzzer rang in Sherman’s 74-44 victory over Condon-Wheeler last Saturday, there wasn’t a lot jumping around in celebration – three straight district titles is a nice thing, but this team has loftier goals to accomplish. The drive for a third consecutive state championship starts at 4 p.m. Saturday against No. 16-ranked Grand View Christian Academy in Moro with a trip to Baker City hanging in the balance.February 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
In the competitive cheer world, there is a thin line between winning and second place. Luckily, The Dalles cheerleaders have one last opportunity to show their heart and pride this weekend at the United Spirit Association Spirit Nationals at the Anaheim Convention center in Anaheim, Calif.February 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
The Dalles Main Street will host “A Slice of Downtown” at the National Neon Sign Museum on Friday, Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m., to celebrate its programs and update the community on current and upcoming projects. While the evening will primarily be a social event, attendees will hear short presentations by Victor Johnson, who will be speaking on his Historic Herbring House Revitalization project; Travis Dillard, on his 2nd Story Apartments project in the Honald Building; and Dwight Unti, President of Tokola Properties Inc., who will present his company's proposed project in downtown The Dalles.February 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency voted 6-2 Tuesday to move ahead with negotiations on an agreement for development of a national brand hotel at First and Union streets. The board also voted 7-1 to sign a binding agreement with Tokola Development that will finalize details for conversion of the old Tony’s building on Second Street into housing units on the upper floors and retail space at street level.February 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Dry Hollow Elementary School’s third, fourth and fifth-graders show involvement in their school and community through service projects organized by the student council, which are intended as an outreach and to increase communication and leadership skills. This month, they focused on making valentines for residents of the Oregon Veterans’ Home.February 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
MORO – As the curtain closes on a promising breakthrough for the Sherman girls’ basketball program, head coach Steve Bird is looking forward to a productive offseason with all but three players returning for play next winter.February 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
A state play-in berth was riding on the line. The Dalles girls’ basketball team fell behind by a 13-0 margin in the first half and fought to even the score at 43-all, but a free throw, followed by a missed buzzer-beater gave Hood River Valley a state-play-in clinching 44-43 win Tuesday in Hood River.February 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Hood River Valley staked itself to a 17-point cushion at one point, but The Dalles stormed back to cut the lead down to five points with two minutes remaining, but could not get any closer in what was a 64-53 road triumph for the Eagles Tuesday on senior night at Kurtz Gym in The Dalles. “It was super-frustrating losing to Hood River in my last game at home,” TD senior Dakota Murr said.February 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Guest column by Keith MobleyFebruary 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
CANCELLED: REGION 20 CHESS TOURNAMENT IN THE DALLES North Wasco County Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. Sherman Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late MOREFebruary 22, 2018 5:42 a.m. read more..
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is offering Taizé prayer services during Lent on Sundays at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Fifth and Union streets. Lent, a preparation period in the Christian liturgical calendar leading up to Easter Sunday, is used as a time of prayer, penance and fasting for Christian communities to prepare for the celebration of Easter.February 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
When thinking of the male influences in his life, Dufur senior Curtis Crawford names off his teammates and coaches, his father, Rick Crawford, grandfather, Ron Townsend and family friend, Russ Pishion as crucial mainstays in his development. But, mama is No. 1. It is that stronghold and positive example that has given Curtis a will to expect the best from himself, as he approaches the next phase of life as a football player at George Fox University, where he is slated for duties as a receiving tight end at the Division III school.February 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
In her freshman year as a softball player, Jodi Thomasian came up to the plate in a pressure situation with a runner at second base. Thomasian will use the relentless drive and passion at Clark Community College in Vancouver, Wash., where she accepted scholarships to play both softball and basketball for the Penguins.February 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
One of two tankers pulled by a semi rolled over early Wednesday on Sixth Street across from Cousin's Inn and Restaurant. The truck was pulling out of a parking area when the back trailer sunk in the soft shoulder of the road and tipped. The truck was carrying a load of oil, and was checked for leaks, but no leaks were found, according to witnesses. Contributed photo Bob LindsayFebruary 21, 2018 10:45 a.m. read more..
North Wasco County Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Wednesday, Feb. 21. Dufur Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, AM buses on snow routes Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late. Snow Rts: Pepper and Corn. Early Dismissal Canceled Head Start /Early Childhood Centers: Mid-Columbia Children's Council: The Dalles and Wahtonka 2 hour delay. All Child Care will open at 9:30, EHS/HS classrooms will open at 10. No PM class; Maupin Head Start class canceled.February 21, 2018 5:26 a.m. read more..
JR Scott went 3-1 in consolation action to pick up fifth place, and senior teammate Glenn Breckterfield went 1-2 in his final matches at the OSAA State Wrestling Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.February 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
MADRAS – Although blessed with a solid core of returners, there were some questions as to whether or not the Sherman boys’ basketball team had the depth and firepower to make up for the loss of four graduated seniors.February 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
MADRAS – The South Wasco County Redsides have always used a team-first approach to athletics. Playing without injured Jada Myers, the Lady Redsides had three players foul out and two other finish with four fouls, and still had enough to come away with a 51-41 victory over Sherman to capture their first Big Sky Conference championship since the 1983 season.February 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
The Dalles got a reminder that it is still winter when heavy wind-driven snow briefly created blizzard-like conditions before dawn Sunday morning on Sixth St. and Cherry Heights Rd, above, and throughout the area. A mix of snow and sun is forecast through Thursday.February 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND (OSAA) — Players in high school football who are detected with missing or improperly worn equipment during playing action will be removed from the game for at least one down, unless the improper equipment is directly attributable to a foul by the opponent. This revision in Rule 1-5-5 and other related rules was one of five rules changes for the 2018 season recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee at its January 19-21 meeting in Indianapolis.February 19, 2018 1:58 p.m. read more..
Due to the lack of snow this year, The Dalles ski team has missed out on every race on its schedule, except one, which meant coach Dane Klindt’s crew had to pull double duty last Sunday in a pair of giant slalom runs on the Paintbrush Course at Timberline Ski Resort.February 19, 2018 1:51 p.m. read more..
Although the February holiday now known as President’s Day — this year on Feb. 19 — is still officially on the books as Washington’s Birthday, it has morphed into a time to remember all 45 men who have led the country. The holidays switched from honoring President George Washington, one of our founders, on his Feb. 22 birthday to Presidents’ Day as part of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which sought to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.February 19, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..
While many community members are working with the Blue Zones Project to find their purpose and use it in some type of outreach, Klea Espy, 78, is looking to scale back volunteer time. “I’ve finally had to cut some things out because I had something going every single day of the week,” she said. Volunteerism has been a way of life to Epsy, who is still involved in a variety of charitable causes.February 19, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND (OSAA) – High school soccer teams will be reversing their home and visiting uniforms next season. Effective with the 2018-19 season, the home team will wear dark jerseys and socks, and the visiting team will wear solid white jerseys and solid white socks. This uniform change was one of nine rules revisions recommended by the National Federation of State High School Association’s (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee at its January meeting.February 16, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..
The Dalles High School Booster Club has a mission to encourage excellence for all students involved in athletic activities, stimulate a positive community image, promote student health and a healthy competitive spirt at TDHS by providing resources, promoting parent and community involvement in a strategic partnership designed to enhance the development of all athletic activities.February 16, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..
Through her work with a traveling PGA Junior League in tournaments, training sessions and camps as the PGA golf professional at The Dalles Country Club, Amy Wilson has seen a burgeoning stockpile of talented golfers rising up the ranks over the years. Now, she can finally put that expertise to action as the new head coach of The Dalles High School girls’ golf program.February 16, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..
The first thing viewers noticed while watching the U.S. Olympic team march through the Parade of Nations at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony was their battery-powered heated parkas, designed by Ralph Lauren and created by a family-owned company in New Jersey. Each piece of clothing included in the U.S.’s Olympic uniform has a similar American story to tell: jeans made by a non-profit company in Texas, hats and base layers from a business run by a brother-sister duo in Los Angeles, gloves made in New York; and one of those stories is right here in Wasco county. Imperial Stock Ranch, owned and operated by the Carver family, provided wool for the sweater, hat and other knit pieces worn by the U.S. Olympic team in the opening and closing ceremonies.February 16, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..
The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency’s narrow vote to move ahead with negotiations on an agreement for development of a national brand hotel at First and Union streets will be revisited Tuesday, Feb. 20, due to a technicality. The body of appointed and elected officials meets at 5:30 p.m. in city hall, 313 Court Street.February 16, 2018 1:18 p.m. read more..
Greeted by sunny skies, 70 local harriers had a chance to shine under top conditions for the 11th annual Valentine’s Day 3k, 5k and 10k River Trail run/walk at Lewis and Clark Festival Park in The Dalles with several putting out solid numbers along the way.February 15, 2018 1:46 p.m. read more..
The South Wasco County girls’ basketball team opened eyes during the regular season with 21 wins and a 15-game winning streak. It appears that the Lady Redsides are hitting their stride at the right time for Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball competition at Madras High School.February 15, 2018 1:36 p.m. read more..
The Granada Theater in downtown The Dalles has been a visual staple of the town since it was erected in the 1920’s and now, after being closed for the winter following its grand re-opening, the theater is ready to really show off its intensive renovation, which includes two original murals inside the theater.February 15, 2018 1:23 p.m. read more..
The Dalles chapter of “Raising Highly Capable Kids,” a parenting course that teaches skills for supporting older kids, is launching its first two sessions this coming week. A Tuesday evening English class will begin Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m. in room 210 of The Dalles Middle School; and a Wednesday evening Spanish class will start Feb. 28, 6-7 p.m. in room 309 of Wahtonka School.February 15, 2018 1:16 p.m. read more..
In their first game without starting point guard Paulina Finn and a handful of players saddled with illness, The Dalles kept pace with No. 14-ranked Hermiston until the fourth quarter, when the Bulldogs used a 14-7 run to get the 39-31 victory Tuesday in Columbia River Conference girls’ basketball action at Kurtz Gym.February 14, 2018 2:02 p.m. read more..
This is the big time. The scene is the Buffalo Dome in Madras, Friday and Saturday, with hundreds of fans energized for action-packed basketball. The Sherman Huskies have been there and done that on their way to back-to-back district and state championship crowns, so the veteran players on the roster know how to handle any situation that is thrown their way.February 14, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..
A nationwide, longstanding drop in volunteerism across all interests has so impacted the fire service that federal grants have been awarded to boost volunteer firefighter rosters. Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue has begun its second four-year grant-funded position aimed at increasing volunteerism.February 14, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..
High above Interstate 84 west of Hood River, constructions crews were hard at work Friday assembling pieces of an over-land bridge that will reconnect abandoned stretches of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Drivers will see delays in the construction area, starting Friday, Feb. 16.February 14, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..
Tim and Ann Willis got married on July 7, 2007, because “we have rotten memories and that is a date we can both remember.” They were introduced by mutual friends, Tedd and Rymmel Lovell, who thought their personalities would mesh well. They were right, say the Willises.February 14, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..
HOOD RIVER – If The Dalles swim team was going to give itself a chance to do some damage and have several athletes make the big jump to the state meet, all systems needed to be firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately, head coach Shea MacNab had to do some last-minute re-shuffling to his roster due to three varsity swimmers knocked out of action with illness issues and, because of that, two relays were scratched, and the group missed out on between four-to-six finals swims at last weekend’s Columbia River Conference District Swim Meet at the Hood River Aquatic Center in Hood River. Nonetheless, the Riverhawks posted 10 top-5 finishes, Natalie Varland had a second and a third, Will Evans chalked up fourth, and three relays placed third or better.February 13, 2018 1:55 p.m. read more..
JR Scott endured his share of physical challenges through the wrestling season, as lingering sickness nearly derailed his state-championship hopes. As time has gone on, however, Scott is rounding into form, entering Special District 4 Wrestling Tournament in Redmond with a streak seven wins in his last eight matches.February 13, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Secret Birthday Surprise: Jim Kiefert will be 80! He was Superintendent of Chenowith School District 9 and retired in 2001. My grandpa is one of the most influential, inspiring, kind, compassionate, uplifting, magnificent people I know. And I know you all feel the same way as well.February 13, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..
The Dalles Middle School Principal Sandy Harris never misses a music performance by students at the school, and is always ready with a compliment for their work. For her ongoing support, she was awarded the Oregon Music Education Association Outstanding Administrator Award last month.February 13, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..
Boy Scout Troop 398 wants to unfurl more flags during holidays and is asking community members to help fund that endeavor. The Dalles-based group hits the streets about 6 a.m. every holiday to place about 200 flags along Second, Third, Fourth and Sixth streets. Their goal is to more than double that number to add red, white and blue to more celebrations and observances.February 13, 2018 1:29 p.m. read more..
Alexus Outlaw, Chloe Beeson and Raymona Meanus scored 10 points each, and the Dufur Lady Rangers took a step closer to a possible postseason bid after cruising past Mitchell-Spray, 61-9, Friday in a Big Sky girls’ basketball contest played in Dufur.February 10, 2018 noon read more..
In the big moments, Desiree Winslow stepped up to the challenge with 16 points, nine in the second half, as the Sherman Huskies broke open a 20-17 lead with a 31-15 second-half run to notch a 51-32 victory against Ione Friday in Moro.February 10, 2018 11:59 a.m. read more..
Ready to make amends for a loss Tuesday against Pendleton, The Dalles boys’ basketball squad led Hood River Valley 36-30 at the half and 54-47 through three quarters. The Eagle defense then allowed five fourth-quarter field goals, while the offense delivered 10 field goals, three 3-pointers, and shot 12 of 15 from the line in a 34-14 run to defeat the Riverhawks 81-67 Friday at Vannet Court.February 10, 2018 11:56 a.m. read more..
With three minutes left in the first quarter, time was stopped for 20 minutes as The Dalles point guard Paulina Finn had a bloody gash to her forehead with her skull exposed after colliding with teammate Bailey LeBreton on a loose ball. After facing that level of adversity in a must-win game, The Dalles girls’ basketball team rallied behind Finn with a 17-9 fourth-quarter run to take hold of a 45-42 triumph over Hood River Valley Friday in a Columbia River Conference matchup played in Hood River.February 10, 2018 11:52 a.m. read more..
When Kylie Reed arrived at Josh Duling’s house near Maupin for a party in 2015, he was immediately impressed; she, not so much. “When I met Josh, he was wearing a pair of skinny jeans and I gave him a hard time about being a farmer and doing that,” said Kylie, who grew up in Dufur. “I was questioning his choices.”February 10, 2018 11:29 a.m. read more..
The Dalles Chronicle has started transitioning all print subscribers to mail delivery to provide consistent and reliable service. Some routes are already receiving papers in the mail, but are getting them one day later than usual. Chelsea Marr, publisher of the Chronicle, said that problem will be resolved by the end of next week, when the new deadline schedule begins.February 9, 2018 1:23 p.m. read more..
A man convicted of sex crimes in Hood River County in 2006 and 2011 has moved to The Dalles and is classified as a Level 3 offender, meaning he’s at “high risk” to reoffend. Eric Alexander VanDyke, 26, lives at 712 W. 10th St., according to the Oregon Sex Offender Inquiry System.February 9, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..
Through her coaching career, Kim Kiser had the opportunity to coach under some veteran head coaches and soaked in the necessary knowledge to lead a program to newer heights. Kiser previously led varsity teams at Camas and Hockinson High School and served as a defensive specialist on the Western Oregon University staff, so her experience will be huge benefit as she takes over the head coaching duties of the softball program at The Dalles High School.February 8, 2018 1:51 p.m. read more..
Lydia DiGennaro and Kaiya Doty finished first or second in a combined nine events, and Lillian Dupuis, Maverick Varland, Carter Randall, Skyler Coburn and Danner Varland each had a hand in top-10 times to highlight The Dalles swim team at the two-day Heat Blast-Off Invitational ending Sunday in Hillsboro.February 8, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I commend the Chronicle for a thoughtful, compassionate opinion piece on the topic of homelessness in Sunday’s issue. While I understand (but don’t agree with) the motivations of local politicians and merchants to make downtown The Dalles less inclusive to people without homes, I don’t believe it to be right or just to simply hide the homeless population from public view.February 8, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..
To the editor: So many good people in our area; they give their time and skills to organizations, clubs, churches; Their way of showing love for their fellow citizens, but what do they get in return? The return on the investment does not always have a good outcome.February 8, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..
To the editor: As a local insurance agent, I am frustrated at the amount of claims I have filed for my clients that have been hit by people driving with no insurance and in many cases, no license. It baffles me how the local laws work.February 8, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..
The Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office is recruiting volunteers to man the phones and greet clients, so the two employees can concentrate on filling out a complexity of paperwork for benefit and compensation claims. “If you are a veteran, this is a really great place to meet other veterans. If you are not a vet, volunteering is a great way to give back to those who have served,” said Mark Fortin, an Army and Vietnam veteran.February 8, 2018 1:27 p.m. read more..
The teachers union for District 21 and the school board have agreed on a new two-year contract that provides a 2.2 percent cost of living increase this year. “We are very excited and feel like things went really well,” Superintendent Candy Armstrong told the Northern Wasco County School District 21 board last week.February 8, 2018 1:18 p.m. read more..
The Sherman Huskies were cruising through their league schedule, taking down the opposition with relative ease, with a 16-game winning streak. Tuesday in Toppenish, Wash., that run ended abruptly, as Yakama Tribal erased a 22-12 first-quarter deficit by outscoring Sherman by a 54-29 margin over the final 24 minutes to score a 66-51 triumph.February 7, 2018 12:56 p.m. read more..
Just a shade past the midway point of the second period, The Dalles point guard Paulina Finn swished a jump shot to inch her squad to a 17-13 deficit. From that point on, however, the No. 11-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos went on a 43-17 run over the final 19 minutes to lock down a lopsided 60-30 triumph Tuesday in girls’ basketball action from Pendleton High School.February 7, 2018 12:55 p.m. read more..
Last week, The Dalles Riverhawks defeated Hood River Valley and Hermiston in consecutive games and had a chance to jump into first place in the Columbia River Conference with a win over Pendleton. They had a chance to send a message, a chance to silence the naysayers, a chance to show they belonged in the league championship conversation. Instead, the No. 14-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos staked itself atop the CRC standings and dropped The Dalles down to third place following a 57-50 victory Tuesday at Kurtz Gym.February 7, 2018 12:51 p.m. read more..
Kenneth Ray Smith, the owner of three dogs who died in his car in October, was sentenced to three years of bench probation, with a suspended 15-day jail term, on a charge of second-degree animal neglect. The adult dogs, two pitbulls and a terrier, had been dead 24-48 hours when they were pulled from Smith’s vehicle in the 3500 block of West Second Street Oct. 1.February 7, 2018 12:36 p.m. read more..
SALEM — Speaking on the opening day of the Legislature's short session, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown made a case Monday for increased education funding and a focus on technical education.February 6, 2018 1:48 p.m. read more..
South Wasco County fell behind 21-16 through one period, 39-27 at the half and inched to within a 10-point deficit with three minutes left in regulation, but Ione went on an 8-0 run down the stretch to pick up its 67-49 boys’ basketball win Saturday in Ione.February 6, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..
League play has been very favorable for the No. 2-ranked Sherman Huskies. In 12 games, Sherman is allowing 33.5 points a game, scoring 74.0 a matchup and posting an average margin of victory of 40.5 points, with Saturday’s 79-27 road rout of Arlington running the two-time defending champions’ winning streak to 16 games.February 6, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..
Dufur put all the pieces together Saturday in their most complete offensive and defensive performance as Curtis Crawford posted a season-high 26 points and Cooper Bales picked up 11 points to help the Rangers secure their 70-62 triumph at home against Condon-Wheeler.February 6, 2018 1:40 p.m. read more..
With the district top spot sealed, the No. 7 South Wasco County Redsides are looking to ride out the final two games healthy, re-focused and ready to move into state action. If this current 13-game win streak is any indication, capped by Saturday’s 61-45 home victory against Ione, the Lady Redsides are hitting at all cylinders at the right time.February 6, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..
Over their last six games, the Dufur Rangers have won four times and are one game behind Horizon Christian, Sherman and Ione, so following Saturday’s 47-28 victory over Condon-Wheeler, the Rangers stayed within striking distance to make it a four-horse race for the final three district playoff spots.February 6, 2018 1:31 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I strongly urge Congressman Walden and Senators Wyden and Merkley to oppose funding of the GOP’s proposed border wall in the upcoming budget negotiations. The wall will create environmental devastation in the Southwest deserts, at an enormous financial cost to this country and with little indication that it will substantially reduce illegal immigration.February 6, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..
Wahtonka Community School is venturing into the uncharted waters of becoming a charter school. Principal Brian Goodwin is unabashed about why: He wants to give the alternative school the budget protection offered by charter school status.February 6, 2018 1:17 p.m. read more..
From the outside, grappling martial arts like Jiu Jitsu look a lot like rough-play and intense hugging — but insiders experienced with the sport know that it’s an inclusive community that bonds athletes at all levels through mutual empowerment. First Light Academy, a fitness center that offers training in self-defense, combat sports, primal fitness and yoga, brings that sense of community and individual empowerment to Mosier, having moved there from Hood River last month.February 6, 2018 1:12 p.m. read more..
Robert Weems, 42, a former substitute teacher in School District 21 and a former track and wrestling coach at the middle school, was arrested Friday and is accused of having sex with a student. A grand jury indictment dated Friday, Feb. 2, lists charges against Weems of third-degree sexual abuse, first-degree official misconduct and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, all relating to the same victim. He was arrested in the 2400 block of East 11th Street.February 6, 2018 1:09 p.m. read more..
Integrated 3D makes parts. But they don't machine parts for large pieces of metal. They print them.February 6, 2018 10:51 a.m. read more..
Kal Bailey scored seven fourth-quarter points and teammates Garrett Olson and Tuff Wilson added a field goal each, as South Wasco County broke open a 34-all tie with a 9-0 run in the final three minutes of regulation to lock down a 43-34 victory over Mitchell-Spray Friday in Maupin.February 3, 2018 11:59 a.m. read more..
Clinging to one of the final playoff spots, the Sherman Huskies stormed back from a 9-6 first-quarter deficit with a 34-17 spurt in the final three quarters to beat Condon-Wheeler, 40-26, in Big Sky girls’ hoops play Friday in Fossil.February 3, 2018 11:57 a.m. read more..
With a favorable schedule in two of their final three regular season games, the Dufur Rangers are in control of their own district playoff destiny. As it stands, the Rangers remained one game behind both Horizon and Sherman for the fourth slot after a 53-18 road drubbing of Arlington Friday.February 3, 2018 11:56 a.m. read more..
The South Wasco County Redsides had a defensive effort for the ages in Friday’s home game against Mitchell-Spray, holding the Eagle-Loggers to one field goal and forcing 30 turnovers in a 49-10 blowout win in Maupin.February 3, 2018 11:54 a.m. read more..
Off the heels of a 32-point loss the last time The Dalles girls’ basketball team played Hermiston, the Riverhawks climbed back into contention late in the fourth quarter down 48-46 with 22 seconds left, but Jazlyn Romero swished four consecutive free throws to give the Lady Bulldogs a 52-46 win Friday.February 3, 2018 11:53 a.m. read more..
In big games, the stars rise to the top. For The Dalles Riverhawks, there weren’t one or two contributors that came up clutch against Hermiston, it was Henry Lee, Dakota Murr, Javier Hernandez, Oscar Fernandez, Josh Nisbet and Jack Bonham who gave this group the necessary spark to pick up a 91-85 triumph Friday in Columbia River Conference hoops action at Kurtz Gym.February 3, 2018 11:49 a.m. read more..
To the editor: Why do people turn to fundraisers and GoFundMe accounts when disaster hits and they are faced with a sudden healthcare crisis? Has it happened to you? Now is the time, Greg Walden, to look at health care for all as a comprehensive, equitable, publicly funded and high-quality system to serve everyone, men women and children.February 3, 2018 11:37 a.m. read more..
The first thing visitors will note when they walk into the Mid-Columbia Senior Center are the dedicated volunteers running the reception desk. Looking around, they will also see a vibrant community of all ages enjoying each other’s company over a healthy, freshly cooked meal or through a variety of activities, such as Tai Chi and dominoes. The senior center is dedicating the month of February to letting the community know about the quiet work done by businesses and volunteers to create a gathering place for anyone who wants to socialize or get involved with programs.February 3, 2018 11:13 a.m. read more..
A firefighter with Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue knocks down flames consuming a fully-engulfed motorhome near the corner of J. and 12th Streets in The Dalles Saturday morning at 4 a.m. Firefighters cleared from the scene at 5:45 a.m. Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue was assisted on scene by Dallesport Fire department crews.February 3, 2018 5:36 a.m. read more..
On a cold December morning last year, Bradley Moe wanted to get on the diamond for some extra repetitions ahead of the upcoming baseball season. With no teammates or coaches around, the Sherman High School senior called on his mother Shannon Devore for some batting practice and soft toss. Just thinking about that moment — his mother dressed down in a heavy coat with mittens on and a stocking cap covering her head, evoked an ear-to-ear smile. It is not something a lot of other mothers would do, but Moe has plans to take the sport of baseball as far as he can, maybe even professionally, and so through that level of commitment from someone he loves, he vows to pay it forward at the next level, where he accepted a scholarship offer to play baseball for Clackamas Community College.February 2, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..
A new after-school program on Wednesdays — an early release day in the school district — at Wahtonka Community School is the brainchild of two sisters who are students there. Sisters Anyssa and Nevaeh Campos spent five years in foster care, three of them apart, in homes all over the state and even in Colorado. They don’t know if any of the kids in their program are also foster kids, but at any rate, they just wanted to create a place where kids could come and have some snacks, read some books and play some games.February 2, 2018 1:18 p.m. read more..
The school district will loan portable bleachers to the chamber of commerce for its increasingly popular Cherry Idol event during Cherry Festival, the school board agreed on Tuesday. How many the chamber will need — and how many will fit in the space — will be decided soon.February 2, 2018 1:13 p.m. read more..
State building codes officials were finally equipped to answer local stakeholders’ questions at a meeting Tuesday evening, where they assured local contractors that the state building codes division would operate as similarly to MCCOG as possible.February 2, 2018 1:10 p.m. read more..
At halftime of Tuesday’s basketball games at Kurtz Gym, The Dalles High School athletic department had a few seniors nominate teachers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in representing mentorship, guidance and leadership in helping high school student-athletes achieve academic and athletic success on the field and in the classroom.February 1, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..
In a second and final Columbia River Conference home dual of the season, The Dalles wrestling team had a better overall performance since a 75-12 setback to Hermiston on Jan. 17, as Steven Preston, Glenn Breckterfield and JR Scott each notched victories in a 60-15 loss to Hood River Valley on senior night Wednesday at Kurtz Gym.February 1, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..
Winning back-to-back competitions by an average of 5.5 points did not sit well with members of The Dalles cheer squad. At the Cavalier Cheer Invitational in Clackamas, TD got its groove back in a major way with top honors by a final margin of 183.9-132.5 over second-place Hood River Valley.February 1, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Fifty years ago, when I was a young girl sitting around the kitchen table, our family would tune in to a program that asked listeners to weigh in on the pros and cons of different moral issues or legal questions. With that background and the fact that back then there were only a few sources of news, I was struck by a recent commentary in The Oregonian that felt parents should discuss with their children biases in today’s news and social media.February 1, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..
To the editor: In response to “Man ejected from Lyle school meeting.” It is interesting that Lyle Superintendent Andrew Kelly's former boss called me a liar and provided a quote that had a dead man apologize to Kelly for striking Kelly's vehicle with his body.February 1, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..
Mount Hood, called “the mountain of youth” by one speaker, is an ageless wonder to another. The 400 or so people at the 50th anniversary of Mount Hood Meadows ski resort Jan. 25 heard words honoring the half-century old resort as an organization, and the mountain itself as a vital, venerated place.February 1, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..
A planned oil train terminal that has drawn controversy in some Gorge communities suffered its heaviest blow yet when Washington Gov. Jay Inslee denied the project’s permit Monday, siding with state environmental regulators. The Tesoro-Savage terminal that was proposed for the Columbia River shore in Vancouver would have boosted the number of fossil fuel trains rolling through the Gorge.February 1, 2018 1:17 p.m. read more..
Two years ago, Richard Hynd tried to rent a storage unit in The Dalles. “Ain’t happening, not in The Dalles,” he recounted. So he and his partner, Lorne Richman, built their own self storage facility. Located at 105 Webber St., Oregon Trail Mini Storage opened in November.February 1, 2018 1:11 p.m. read more..
Lisa Commander, director of the Columbia Gorge Veterans Museum, is asking men and women who served in the Vietnam and Korean wars to contribute to special exhibits this year. “We’re looking for stories or anything connected to folks who served overseas or anyone from the homefront,” she said.February 1, 2018 1:06 p.m. read more..
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